Book Description The Mother West Wind "When" Stories by Thornton Burgess. These enchanting nature stories are about animals, nature, the environment....all told to Peter Rabbit by the animals and little people that live in the Green Meadows and the Green Forests. Each story has social moral such as honesty, patience and loyalty told in a fun manner children understand.
Book Description Volume Two of Four in the Mother West Wind When Stories for children. In this selection we are told the stories: When Old Mr. Rat Became an Outcast (a story of honesty), When Mr. Moose Lost His Horns (a story of pride), When Mr. Kingfisher Took to the Ground ( a story of self determination), and When Old Mr. Badger Learned to Stay at Home ( a story of contentment). More enchanting nature stories as told to Peter Rabbit by his friends in the Green Meadows and the Green Forest.
About the Author Thornton Waldo Burgess, naturalist and conservationist, loved the beauty of nature and its living creatures so much that he wrote about them for many years. By the time he retired, he had written more than 170 books and 15,000 stories for daily columns in newspapers.
Many of his outdoor observations in nature were used as plots for his stories. In his first book, Old Mother West Wind, published in 1910, the reader meets many of the characters found in later books and stories. These characters include Peter Rabbit, Jimmy Skunk, Sammy Jay, Bobby Raccoon, Joe Otter, Grandfather Frog, Billy Mink, Jerry Muskrat, Spotty the Turtle and of course, Old Mother West Wind and her Merry Little Breezes.
Nature stories for children teach social values! I remember as a child my mother reading stories to the children at bedtime. Theses were magical stories about Old Mother Nature and her many creatures. Creatures that could talk and acted just like we do! I believed in Grandfather Frog and his wisdom, I believed that the Merry Little Breezes could fly about. And as I fell asleep I believed I was as Peter Rabbit, enjoying life and learning of the world about him in wonderment.
Teaching social values is a very personal family effort. Often the social learning is enhanced by reading aloud to your children. If you can not be the one to read aloud tonight or you love ( as we do) the colorful performances of our talented cast, then play your children some of our stories. The life lesson story they are told will be remembered long after the reading is over. This is the true value of the stories by Thornton Waldo Burgess.
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